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Richmont Appoints New Dean of Clinical Affairs

ATLANTA, GA – (April 27, 2015)

Earlier this year, Dr. Evalin Rhodes Hanshew announced her plans to retire at the end of this fiscal year. This week it was announced at Richmont that a decision has been made regarding the Dean of Clinical Affairs position moving forward.

“After considering candidates and referrals one name in particular kept coming up. We were asked several times, what about Vanessa Snyder, have you thought about her? Well, yes, we had” – President Bob Rodgers. After much prayer, and meeting with Dr. Snyder on several occasions to talk more and learn about her interests, desires and vision for the role, the Administrative Council met and had unanimous consent.

Vanessa Snyder (2)Richmont is pleased to announce that Dr. Snyder has accepted the offer and effective July 1, 2015 will be the new Dean of Clinical Affairs for Richmont Graduate University! We could not be more pleased with this transition and we hope that you will take the time to congratulate both Dr. Hanshew and Dr. Snyder on this significant accomplishment. A couple of faculty had great words to say about this transition:

“I am very pleased that Vanessa Snyder has been selected to be my successor. She is, in my opinion, a wonderful fit for the position. Licensed as a professional counselor and as a marriage and family therapist, she is knowledgeable about both fields, and having obtained a doctorate in counselor education and supervision, she brings that expertise to academia, which is timely for Richmont. She is a warm, friendly person who will connect well with students and supervisors. I welcome her!” – Dr. Evalin Rhodes Hanshew

“We are all thrilled Dr. Snyder has agreed to take on this responsibility for Richmont. Vanessa is the perfect fit for this job and will do brilliant things for the betterment of Richmont. We have the utmost confidence in her and her ability.” – Dr. Keny Felix

Please join Richmont in celebrating this milestone and wholeheartedly thanking Evalin for her deep commitment and excellent service to Richmont and also Vanessa on this exciting step in her journey with Richmont!